Alexander Zverev's next tournament revealed

Alexander Zverev was one set away from his first Grand Slam title

by Simone Brugnoli
Alexander Zverev's next tournament revealed
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Alexander Zverev was one set away from victory, from his first Grand Slam title, but on the other side of the net was a unique, different player, who would not give up and who would turn the score around to make history once again. Carlos Alcaraz won the fourth and fifth sets to win his first Roland Garros, adding more historic records to his career, as the first youngest tennis player to win three Major tournaments on different surfaces.

The tennis player from Hamburg met with the media to talk about his match, starting with the moment when the momentum of the match changed after his lead in sets.

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev© Getty Images Sport - Dan Istitene

"There I lost my concentration, I had no strength in my legs to serve, something strange. Normally I don't get tired, I don't have cramps. Again, Carlos has a different intensity, so maybe that's it.

I may have to review my preparation, how I do things physically. I think from a tennis point of view I was very good for three sets. Then I dropped a lot", details the Teuton, who spared no words to praise Alcaraz. ”We are both physically strong, but he is a beast.

He is an animal. The intensity with which he plays tennis is different from the others. He can do a lot of different things. I think he has changed his tactics on the court a lot. In the fifth set, he started playing much higher, much deeper.

Everything became slower, especially with the shadows on the court. He is a fantastic player, also physically. I have to see with my team what I can do to be at the same level", remarked the German tennis player, who has regained his confidence and raised his level, convinced that he can battle at the top for glory.

Alexander Zverev will play Halle next week

The latest news regarding Alexander Zverev's plans is that he will not be playing in the ATP tournament in Stuttgart, something that was suspected after reaching the final at Roland Garros.

Alexander Zverev, Roland Garros 2024
Alexander Zverev, Roland Garros 2024© Dan Istitene / Staff - Getty Images Sport

And what will be his plans from now on? Well, most likely after a few days of rest in his country he will return to the courts there. The Halle tournament (June 17-23) will be his next stop before landing at Wimbledon, where he will serve as a local among great players like Jannik Sinner, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev or Stefanos Tsitsipas. Recall that Sascha has reached two finals there (2016 and 2017), falling last year in the semis round to eventual winner Alexander Bublik.

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